Hygiene

Hygiene

The practice of keeping the mouth, teeth, and gums clean and healthy, as by regular brushing and flossing and preventive dental care. The state of one’s oral health, resulting from this practice or its neglect. Also called oral hygiene

For a healthy smile, you must practice good oral hygiene every day. Brushing after meals, using antimicrobial mouthwash, and flossing at least once per day helps to keep these disease-causing bacteria from reproducing in your mouth, and causing tooth decay. Why is dental hygiene so important?

Dental problems such as cavities or gum disease can impair your ability to eat and speak properly, cause pain and bad breath. … Practicing good dental hygiene is so important because it can prevent these type of oral disease and dental problems.

  1. Don’t go to bed without brushing your teeth. …
  2. Brush properly. …
  3. Don’t neglect your tongue. …
  4. Use a fluoride toothpaste. …
  5. Treat flossing as important as brushing. …
  6. Don’t let flossing difficulties stop you. …
  7. Consider mouthwash. …
  8. Drink more water.